The Gratwick Society

What is the Gratwick Society

The Gratwick Society is a group of distinguished donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually toward the fight against cancer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Since 1994, the distinguished members of the Gratwick Society have been leaders in supporting groundbreaking scientific and clinical cancer research, innovative patient-care programs and educational cancer awareness and prevention programs.

The Gratwick Society is co-chaired by Donna M. and Ambassador Anthony H. Gioia and Cynthia and Patrick P. Lee. 


Society Member Benefits

  • Behind-The-Scenes Tours of Roswell Park to see first-hand your donor dollars at work. Tours are an opportunity to learn more about the Institute through visiting labs, meeting researchers and seeing the latest in treatment technology. Please contact Bailey Muto at 716-845-3916 for more information or to reserve your date.
  • An exclusive invitation to our annual reception, where you’ll be able to socialize and network with Roswell Park leaders, such as RPCI President and CEO Candace S. Johnson, PhD, at a fellow member’s beautiful home or other exclusive locations in the community. 
  • Receive our Donor Dollars at Work newsletter three times a year that will update you on the impact of your leadership support.
  • You will be highlighted in our annual recognition book and, depending on your giving level, the chance to be recognized and featured as a remarkable Roswell Park supporter in publications and/or on our donor wall in the hospital lobby. Click here to view our most recent Gratwick Society Distinguished Donors book.

For any questions or to make your donation by phone, please call Gretchen LaRock at 716-845-4391.


History of the Gratwick Society

In 1900, the Gratwick family provided Dr. Roswell Park with an extraordinary gift of $25,000 to help establish what is known today as Roswell Park Cancer Institute, America's first comprehensive cancer center.  Today, the Gratwick name identifies a group of distinguished donors who make leadership gifts to Roswell Park in the same generous spirit as the Gratwick family.